Nicole, Linda, and Stephen bid a fond farewell to the fabulous Simone de Rochefort. Nintendo expert Courtney Holmes joins us on the podcast. We talk about the news and tackle the question of whether toys-to-life games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity are a “bubble.”  Then, as always, we talk about what we’re playing.

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Is the Toys-To-Life Category in a Bubble?

What’s the future of toys to life? Stephen and Nicole disagree.

What We Played


Our music is by Pat Goodwin at Novelty Shop Creative. Participating in this podcast were Nicole Tanner, Linda Breneman, Courtney Holmes, and Stephen Duetzmann. Look for Stephen at and on FacebookInstagram and all the usual social media channels.

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Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda or her family foundation's website,